Narendra Damodardas Modi (born 17 September 1950) is an Indian politician serving as the 14th and current Prime Minister of India since 2014. He was the Chief Minister of Gujarat from 2001 to 2014 and is the Member of Parliament for Varanasi. Modi is a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), a Hindu nationalist volunteer organisation. He is the first prime minister outside of the Indian National Congress to win two consecutive terms with a full majority and the second to complete five years in office after Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
India's COVID total topped 20 million yesterday, the only country besides the United States to do so, as more states ordered lockdowns and the country's premier cricket league postponed its season.Daily cases in India have surpassed 300,000 for 14 days in a row, evolving into the worst surge of the pandemic and prompting help from numerous countries and companies.By comparison, US infections have reached 32.5 million, but daily cases have now dropped to fewer than 50,000.Ten states have lockdowns or curfewsIndia's opposition party is calling for a full national lockdown, dovetailing on criticism of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's handling of the pandemic, according to Reuters.Read more on cidrap.umn.edu